Here's a rundown of some of the most recent endorsements that were announced in the races for the 8th and 10th congressional districts, 7th and 26th state House seats, and the controversial Cook County State's Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk posts.
Voting began at a slow pace in the North suburban 8th congressional
district, as both candidates got an early start casting their ballots,
signifying the end of an, at times, contentious
primary campaign, and for one, the beginning of what’s sure to be a
hotly-contested race against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh
CREDO Mobile, a San Francisco-based company that sells cell phones
and phone plans, has started a super PAC aimed at defeating Tea Party
congress members in the 2012 election cycle. One of their primary
targets? Illinois’ 8th district representative Joe Walsh.
is a guy who self-identifies as a ‘crazy Tea Party freshman’
[congressman],” Becky Bond, CREDO’s Political Director and the head of
CREDO SuperPAC, said of Walsh. “This guy is concerned that government
spending is gonna put too much of a burden on our children in the
future, and yet [he] doesn’t even pay his own child support. This guy
shouldn’t be in Congress.”
Second-year Congressman and nationally prominent Tea Party mouthpiece
Joe Walsh announced Thursday that he would run for re-election in
Illinois’ re-drawn 8th Congressional district – his current district,
discarding earlier intentions to run in the 14th. This is despite the
fact that his home county of McHenry is now in the 14th District and a
newly redrawn 8th district is now made up of majority Democratic voters.
a relentlessly over-the-top speech to the Chicago Tea Party Thursday
night, Walsh kept saying that the country was at war, fighting a,
presumably, figurative battle over the size of government. He believed
that he could keep his Congressional seat because 8th district voters
will join him in the fight to shrink government.